Issue 65

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The Smell of Our Own: RM Vaughan speaks to Peter Dubé

Category: Columns, Issue 65, News, Smell Of Our Own

Above: A sigil by Peter Dubé from his book Conjure. OCCULT POETRY, DOUR CANLIT AND QUEER MAGIC: RM VAUGHAN and PETER DUBE Editor’s note: “The Smell of Our Own” is a brand-new Broken Pencil column where we enlist an artist to interview another artist they admire. If you would like to contribute, please send a […]

This X-Files Zine Wants You To Believe…In Love

A scene from Adam Waito’s X-Files zine Special Agents.   by Sara Black McCulloch Last year, at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, during the 20th anniversary reunion panel for the much-adored ‘90s sci-fi series The X-Files, someone asked its stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson whether their characters Mulder and Scully had ever had sex. […]

Book Review: White Cube

Brecht Vandenbroucke, Drawn & Quarterly, 64 pgs, , $22.95 USA & Canada Hey, Kids! Comics! Super-Smart Theory-Driven Society-Critiquing Comics! White Cube throws “High” Culture & “Low” Culture into a blender and presses pulverize: Picasso, Tom of Finland, The Muppets, and many more get smashed together and mixed like paint. The resulting canvas is a grotesque hyperworld, hilarious […]

Book Review: Through the Woods

Emily Carroll, 208 pgs, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $26.50 hard cover, $16.99 paperback It would be difficult to over-praise this first book of graphic short fiction from Emily Carroll. Through the Woods is a collection of five stories, including a revised-for-print version of the previously released webcomic “His Face All Red.” The salience of red and black […]

Book Review: This One Summer

Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, 319 pgs, House of Anansi Press, , $18.95 Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, who brought us Skim in 2008, have solidified themselves as the dream team of young adult comics. But their latest feat transcends the young adult genre. Instead, as This One Summer follows summer friends Windy and Rose to […]

Book Review: The Pitiful Human-Lizard #1

Jason Loo, 52 pgs, Loo Harvest Group,, $10 Lucas Barrett is a 9-to-5, twenty-something office drone by day, but by night he uses his publicity hound father’s greatest invention to stick to walls and become Toronto’s first homegrown superhero —The Pitiful Human-Lizard. Why pitiful? Well, other than his father’s super sticky glue, Barrett has no superpowers and must make due catching rides on […]

Book Review: Photobooth: A Biography

Monstrosity Vol. 1

Book Review: Maple Key Comics 2

Book Review: Bourbon & Eventide

Book Review: Interference

Book Review: I’m Not Scared of You Or Anything

Book Review: Chloes

Zine Review: Zoom

Zine Review: 398

Zine Review: Paper and Ink

Zine Review: Mitsumi Elec. Co. Ltd.: Keyboard Poems

Zine Review: Broken Romance Vol. 1

Zine Review: Even Noisy Sparrows

Zine Review: After Swann

Zine Review: Wonk

Zine Review: The Straphanger’s Noose

Zine Review: Otherwise Smooth

Book Review: Beautiful Darkness

Book Review: There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore

Zine Review: Slappy Hour Vol. 2

Zine Review: Sketchbag

Zine Review: Seance

Zine Review: Polar-Centric Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere

Book Review: Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It

Zine Review: Operations Manual

Book Review: School

Zine Review: Meat & Bone

Book Review: Hysteric

Zine Review: Islam Book & Planet of Cuties

Zine Review: Frostbitten

Book Review: The Tiny Wife

Zine Review: Extreme Eaters Compete for Pie Belt

Book Review: Sweet Affliction

Zine Review: Dusk

Zine Review: Drawn By Four

Zine Review: Dinner at Nina’s

Zine Review: Dave’s Wurld: Chapter One

Zine Review: Cabin-Time: Green River

Zine Review: The Boy Who Owned the Forest

Zine Review: Observing the Observables Vol. 1-3

Zine Review: Baby Hair

Zine Review: Yard Sale!

Zine Review: Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric #11

Zine Review: Missed Connections in Toronto

Zine Review: Winged Snail… Brews (and Drinks) KOMBUCHA Vol 1: A kombucha brewing Primer

Zine Review: The Married Life

Zine Review: Rochester Teen Set Outsider

Zine Review: Go to Detroit

Zine Review: Our Date with Alison Bechdel

Book Review: When Everything Feels like the Movies

Zine Review: Funeral

Zine Review: Spaceship Holocaust

Online Exclusive Fiction: “Monkey Man” by Harry Steven Lazerus

Zine Review: Friction in the Hub

Zine Review: Finale 95, issue #3

Zine Review: Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt

Burgomasterpiece Theatre 1

Zine Review: Danger Unheard

Zine Review: Creative Evolution

Zine Review: Bike Rides from SW Montreal

Book Review: Open Letter

Book Review: Chloes

Zine Review: Static Zine #9

Zine Review: Night Shift

Book Review: Nothing Looks Familiar

Book Review: Indian School Road

Creative Politics: Creating a DIY Newsletter for Rural Punks

Issue 65